Elizabeth Barbieri

ORM Fertility Oregon

Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 5%Don't recommend: 19%8.7
76% strongly recommend
34 reviews
Humanity
8.3
8.3
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.4
8.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.4
6.4
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

LGBTQ Care
8.4
8.4
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Responsiveness
7.5
Good
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
U of Connecticut
Residency
Northwestern
Fellowship
Cornell

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Elizabeth Barbieri works at

ORM Fertility Oregon
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 22%8.1

At 2 offices

Portland Downtown
808 SW 15th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
503.274.4994
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
2222 NW Lovejoy
Portland, OR 97210
877-567-4994
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34 patient reviews

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2019, Unknown Success
10
9
Age 31
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
If you thrive more in a highly optimistic environment, or if you feel overwhelmed by being involved in all the detail, I don't know that she [Dr. Barbieri] would be a great fit for you. With that said, I imagine she is able to adjust her patient report based on your needs and I think she's absolutely worth meeting...took the time to get to know us before even diving into the conversation about fertility. My husband and I have very different levels of medical understanding and she always made a point to ensure we were all on the same page. I also felt that shes truly was willing to meet us where we were and she took our requests regarding where we wanted our treatment to start into account in making a timeline.
Kira [nurse at ORM Fertility] has been incredible. She has a great calming presence that is obviously very beneficial given the stress we bring with us. She gives us all the time and space we need to make decision and we have never felt rushed while working with her...Our first total IUI cycle cost us $2200 - and this included all of our initial diagnostic work...My husband is also very adamant that I mention that the sperm deposit rooms and supplies make for a bit of an uncomfortable experience - small, rooms that are NOT sound proof, and he had to ask for WiFI because provided material was a bit odd.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
I really appreciated blunt and objective presentation of the information at hand, and Dr. Barbieri is that kind of communicator. With that said, she was able to have objective conversations with us while maintaining a compassionate tone. We have felt so supported and encouraged through working with her and we both agree that we trust her completely. She's a real person and she is very candid about a topic that I feel you need to be candid about - being overly optimistic or reassuring can result in unrealistic expectations and I can't begin to express how grateful I am that she has been so clear about what to expect. She is highly educated and also highly skilled at translating her knowledge into information we can process. I adore her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
If you thrive more in a highly optimistic environment, or if you feel overwhelmed by being involved in all the detail, I don't know that she would be a great fit for you. With that said, I imagine she is able to adjust her patient report based on your needs and I think she's absolutely worth meeting.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri took the time to get to know us before even diving into the conversation about fertility. My husband and I have very different levels of medical understanding and she always made a point to ensure we were all on the same page. I also felt that shes truly was willing to meet us where we were and she took our requests regarding where we wanted our treatment to start into account in making a timeline.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
We're still so early in our journey. We have done a single IUI cycle: 5 days of letrozole 7.5mg followed by an HcG trigger shot on day of ovulation and then the IUI itself. We found out in the middle of the process that I have tubal blockage and she left it completely up to us whether or not to proceed with the IUI after giving us the reduced success rates of implantation. She gave us her recommendation moving forward and encouraged us to think about it before making up our mind. Her recommendations were removal of block tube and then consideration of IVF given our inability to control which ovary would produce eggs in a given cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon. (Assigned nurse: Keira )
Kira has been incredible. She has a great calming presence that is obviously very beneficial given the stress we bring with us. She gives us all the time and space we need to make decision and we have never felt rushed while working with her. She has also called me to give me results and discuss them all along the way. She is very compassionate and well-versed in the process. I have never felt like I have inconvenienced her - even when I call just because I forgot something.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
The clinic is beautiful. There is somewhat street limited parking, but there is a garage that ORM will validate for across the street. My husband is also very adamant that I mention that the sperm deposit rooms and supplies make for a bit of an uncomfortable experience - small, rooms that are NOT sound proof, and he had to ask for WiFI because provided material was a bit odd.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Our first total IUI cycle cost us $2200 - and this included all of our initial diagnostic work. Our first IVF cycle is estimated to cost around $18,000.
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
N/A
10
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Westside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

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2017, Successful
10
10
Age 31
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Latinx
Native American
Other
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 3 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Elizabeth Barbieri] chatted during IUI and put me at ease. She also didn’t treat us differently for being LGBTQI +, young, and not high income...We have referred multiple people to ORM, and to Dr. Barbieri specifically. I could not speak more highly of her level of competence and care...I liked that Dr. Barbieri suggested every intervention to ensure we would conceive since we had been trying on our own for over a year. We cleared my tubes, did all the monitoring, used clomid, and trigger shot.
Everyone [at ORM Fertility] is knowledgeable, caring, and understanding. They are also very good at working with the LGBTQI + community...Great communication the entire team will help be calling and emailing for every question and concern...I liked that I had a point person throughout the process. Also, they are very good at working with you when it comes to financing and payment.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri was very kind and made us feel at ease and really helped us to feel good about our cycle- which ended in a pregnancy and live birth! Our first child. We are grateful not just for her care, but for everyone in her office who treated us so lovingly and made us feel right at home at the clinic. We have referred multiple people to ORM, and to Dr. Barbieri specifically. I could not speak more highly of her level of competence and care. We were very nervous and excited to try, and our hopes were met with compassion and a high level of competence at every turn. She even gave us recommendations while doing the IUI to a wonderful place to eat, which to this day I think of as the place where our Marigold came into being, right after we completed the IUI. Just very personable and lovely. Great experience.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She chatted during IUI and put me at ease. She also didn’t treat us differently for being LGBTQI +, young, and not high income
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
I liked that Dr. Barbieri suggested every intervention to ensure we would conceive since we had been trying on our own for over a year. We cleared my tubes, did all the monitoring, used clomid, and trigger shot. We felt like she gave us every option,
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon.
She is wonderful! Follows us on Instagram. So supportive and lovely.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
Great communication the entire team will help be calling and emailing for every question and concern. You will feel held during this process and no question is too dumb for them. I think this clinic fully understands and is trained to hold your hand through this process as it can be long and confusing and very difficult. The level of care is high because of this, and as a patient you can really tell that the training is extensive for the staff. I liked that I had a point person throughout the process. Also, they are very good at working with you when it comes to financing and payment. They allowed us to make payments and we weren’t expecting that. It meant we were able to move ahead, whereas before we thought we would have to pay everything up front. Everyone is knowledgeable, caring, and understanding. They are also very good at working with the LGBTQI + community. We felt very accepted there. The staff even walked in the pride parade that summer, which we attended. Very special memories there!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
The initial consultation was about $600, which we paid up front. We were able to make payments for the other services.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Downtown
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2022, Successful
9
3
Age 28 - 31
IVF
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
European
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
Dr Barbieri is great at remembering details about my life, making me feel like she remembers and knows me from appointment to appointment...If a portal message hasn’t been answered by nurses within a day or so, she answers it herself. She is thorough and clinical and also kind. Her bedside manner is confident and knowledgeable but also warm...She prefers to transfer one at a time...
overall it’s a nightmare to try to get ahold of anyone [at ORM Fertility Oregon]. Texting is supposed to be the fastest way to get ahold of someone, but if they don’t answer then you’re out of luck. They no longer have an option to reach nursing staff by phone, and when you do call it says you can leave a message and they’ll return your call in 1-2 days...they often did not call with lab results same day, they forgot to order prescriptions or additional labs that we discussed, etc...
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She is great! If a portal message hasn’t been answered by nurses within a day or so, she answers it herself. She is thorough and clinical and also kind. Her bedside manner is confident and knowledgeable but also warm. Shes a good fit for us!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
No advice really, she’s good at answering questions and making sure you understand the process for the most part.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr Barbieri is great at remembering details about my life, making me feel like she remembers and knows me from appointment to appointment. I always enjoy talking with her. The issues I have are moreso with the lack of communication from the clinic as a whole.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
We were on a pretty typical medicated protocol. We’ve only done transfers with her and no retrievals. But for transfer we used birth control, delestrogen, and progesterone and it all worked as it should.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ORM Fertility Oregon.
For my first transfer (2019), we were assigned one person to contact and it went flawlessly. With our next two (2022) it’s been random due to staffing shortages, Covid etc. They assigned a “navigator” to me with a number to text toward the end of our second 2022 transfer into our third. Some days she gets right back (or someone is filling in for her) but overall it’s a nightmare to try to get ahold of anyone. Texting is supposed to be the fastest way to get ahold of someone, but if they don’t answer then you’re out of luck. They no longer have an option to reach nursing staff by phone, and when you do call it says you can leave a message and they’ll return your call in 1-2 days. The best work around is to call the appointment desk and let them know you haven’t heard back in a timely manner and they can send another note for you. During my second transfer cycle they often did not call with lab results same day, they forgot to order prescriptions or additional labs that we discussed, etc. I try to understand everyone being overworked and understaffed, but for all we pay to go through this and other stress that’s involved, having good communication should be the norm and not be something else I have to stress about. I will say, all of the nurses I’ve spoken to have been super kind and warm, just overall very hard to get ahold of and often feel like things slip through the cracks.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
We chose ORM because they have excellent success rates and we heard wonderful things about Dr Barbieri. She has been a great fit for our family and we’ve liked her a lot. The issue now is with the clinic- there communication has gotten worse and worse over our three transfer cycles in 2022. If I could go elsewhere I would, and at this point would not recommend this clinic until communication improves.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
It was about $13k for our donor embryo cycle. $4500 for donor program fee, meds, testing/monitoring, and about $4000 for transfer I believe.
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
She prefers to transfer one at a time
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon.
There have been times that I was not called with lab results the same day, and a couple of instances where they forgot to order a lab we discussed or a prescription. Luckily none of these things have had a huge impact on the cycle, but it’s been more leg work and stress on my part making sure things actually get done, because I don’t feel like I can trust them to follow through.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
3
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Downtown
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Unsuccessful
6
6
Age 40 - 42
2 Egg Freezing
2 Embryo Freezing
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
During my first IVF cycle I was fortunate enough to have a lot more interaction with Dr. Barbieri than my second cycle. I felt like I was in good hands when I was actually able to see the provider I was assigned to and she was giving me information about my cycle real time (not being relayed through another staff member). Dr. Barbieri cheered me on and was always positive. She answered my questions and was attentive. I did not get that same care the second time around. I felt like I became a number at that point....
had issues with the billing office [at ORM Fertility Oregon] billing the wrong insurance even after a copy of my insurance card was taken by their own staff member. I was called by the business office who proceeded to threaten to cancel my cycle because the deposit had not been paid, even though it had been paid and their billing system had not posted the payment. When you call, you often experience a very long hold time and have to leave a message and wait for a call back. When you send an email you have to wait a long time (2-3 days or more) for a response...
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
During my first IVF cycle I was fortunate enough to have a lot more interaction with Dr. Barbieri than my second cycle. I felt like I was in good hands when I was actually able to see the provider I was assigned to and she was giving me information about my cycle real time (not being relayed through another staff member). Dr. Barbieri cheered me on and was always positive. She answered my questions and was attentive. I did not get that same care the second time around. I felt like I became a number at that point. I was never given an explanation of where Dr. Barbieri was or given a variety of appointment times so that I could meet with her if I wanted to. I'm not sure how much COVID had an impact but I definitely felt I was treated differently in 2021 than I was in 2020. I like Dr. Barbieri and would have preferred to have every appointment with her or at least to be able to see her a few times over the course of the IVF cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
You probably will not see her very much so be prepared for that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
During my most recent IVF cycle in 2021 I did not have any personal interaction with Dr. Barbieri. All ultrasounds were done with nurse practitioners. There were no consultations with Dr. Barbieri. The only interaction I had with her was when she responded to an email, which I found odd that that a doctor was responding to an email that was not really related to my treatment. She responded to inform me they were short staffed and it was taking the medical team longer than normal to respond to emails.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
I was on a regimen of Follistim, Ganirelix, Menopur and Omnitrope. With this course of treatment I had a couple of follicles but no eggs in either follicle. With the exception of Omnitrope this was the regimen I was on during my first cycle when five eggs were able to be retrieved. Dr. Barbieri added in Omnitrope in hopes that would help improve egg quality.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Some on the nursing staff were better than others. There is one nurse that was always could. The other two that I saw on a regular basis were kind and friendly and explained step by step what they were going to be doing or what they saw on the ultrasound.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
The biggest strength of this clinic is the phlebotomy team. Gerry and Darcy on the phlebotomy team were great each and every time I saw them. They both were extremely, friendly and most importantly were able to draw blood with ease. I never had an issue with them. Regardless of who I saw, if the other was present, they always spoke and asked me how I was doing. I felt like a valued patient with them unlike with some of the providers.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
About $20K for the deposit for services with Dr. Barbieri. No medications included.
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon.
I have had issues with the billing office billing the wrong insurance even after a copy of my insurance card was taken by their own staff member. I was called by the business office who proceeded to threaten to cancel my cycle because the deposit had not been paid, even though it had been paid and their billing system had not posted the payment. When you call, you often experience a very long hold time and have to leave a message and wait for a call back. When you send an email you have to wait a long time (2-3 days or more) for a response. I requested medical records and found discrepancies in my record related to services that I had at ORM. When I first came to ORM I was assigned with a coordinator. I had one individual that I could reach out to specifically for questions and concerns and received prompt responses every time. I would love to see ORM get back to this more individualized model instead of it being a free for all. Often you are talking to someone who knows nothing about your specific situation.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Downtown
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Successful
10
10
Age 32
2 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Black or African-American
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Barbieri is a phenomenal doctor...Her experience both personal (she underwent IVF for all 3 of her children) and professional (over 12 years experience), knowledge, and dedication to this work is very evident. She strives to answer questions the best that she can often drawing out pictures and diagrams if necessary...She did describe the risks associated with transferring two but allowed me to make that decision...
The doctors at ORM are very knowledgeable and are really dedicated to this work. The clinic is clean, modern, and welcoming...Everyone on Barbieri's team was fantastic! Sweet, approachable and answered questions or called me back after consulting with Dr Barbieri within a reasonable amount of time. They called me to check in after every visit to see if I had any questions and was just generally very courteous...
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri is a phenomenal doctor - she really knows her stuff. I feel like I may have not had the same good outcome had I went somewhere else. Her experience both personal (she underwent IVF for all 3 of her children) and professional (over 12 years experience), knowledge, and dedication to this work is very evident. She strives to answer questions the best that she can often drawing out pictures and diagrams if necessary. I highly recommend her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She's compassionate and sweet, but also very honest and transparent. She doesn't sugarcoat anything and will be very honest with you. Go with her if you appreciate and value this.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri was amazing. She was approachable, kind, and compassionate. I genuinely felt that she cared about what I was going through. I felt human with her and her team.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Everyone on Barbieri's team was fantastic! Sweet, approachable and answered questions or called me back after consulting with Dr Barbieri within a reasonable amount of time. They called me to check in after every visit to see if I had any questions and was just generally very courteous.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
The doctors at ORM are very knowledgeable and are really dedicated to this work. The clinic is clean, modern, and welcoming. The only weakness is the long hold times when calling into the clinic. I learned pretty quickly that after 24mins of holding, you get automatically disconnected. That happened to me a couple of times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Over $7,500 in medications Over $15,000 for treatment
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
She left it completely up to me. She did describe the risks associated with transferring two but allowed me to make that decision... which I very much appreciated.
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon.
The only thing that went wrong was I was told to trigger on a specific day by my doctor at my last monitoring appointment. Later that day, the nurse who called to follow up after my visit gave me another date. I informed her of the discrepancy and she called me back after double checking with Dr. Barbieri and apologized for the error.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Downtown
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 36 - 37
Egg Freezing
European
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I don't recall the specific protocol for my first egg freeze cycle. As the cycle progressed it was clear that the response was not optimal. Dr. Barbieri helped talk through all the options and together we decided to cancel the cycle and try again...Dr. Barbieri is incredibly kind and patient. She answered all of my questions with great detail and empathy...Dr. Barbieri is a wealth of knowledge;
My coordinator was prompt to reply to any calls or questions sent through the portal. She was always compassionate yet direct when discussing results and next steps...The clinic [ORM] is very easy to navigate from parking through surgery center. It is so nice to have nearly all services completed in one single location. It is apparent that there is clear communication between the various departments at the clinic ranging from the providers, provider support team, integrative providers, genetics, counseling, and lab, which results in smooth transition between these groups. The facility is clean, beautiful, and welcoming. It feels much more comfortable than a typical provider's office.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri was always receptive to my questions and concerns. She takes appropriate time with her patients to ensure they feel comfortable and cared for. I trust Dr. Barbieri implicitly and would recommend her to any patient searching for an intelligent and compassionate fertility provider.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri is a wealth of knowledge; feel free to come to your visit prepared with your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri is incredibly kind and patient. She answered all of my questions with great detail and empathy. Whether it was during an ultrasound or a consultation, I felt like my concerns were always heard. She takes the time to connect with her patients and even shared her personal journey.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
I don't recall the specific protocol for my first egg freeze cycle. As the cycle progressed it was clear that the response was not optimal. Dr. Barbieri helped talk through all the options and together we decided to cancel the cycle and try again.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon. (Assigned nurse: Stephanie)
My coordinator was prompt to reply to any calls or questions sent through the portal. She was always compassionate yet direct when discussing results and next steps.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
The clinic is very easy to navigate from parking through surgery center. It is so nice to have nearly all services completed in one single location. It is apparent that there is clear communication between the various departments at the clinic ranging from the providers, provider support team, integrative providers, genetics, counseling, and lab, which results in smooth transition between these groups. The facility is clean, beautiful, and welcoming. It feels much more comfortable than a typical provider's office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
There were fees for blood labs, ultrasound scans, and the embryology lab.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32 - 33
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
4th of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Barbieri greeted me everyday with a big smile...it felt like she really cared every time I saw her...She didn't make us feel like we were wasting her time with questions or asking to re-explain things she'd already gone over. We felt we could trust her...explained things as we went, not just after the fact, which made me feel more comfortable.
The team at ORM is very on top of it! They know what they are doing and how to get things done quickly, efficiently, and make sure you understand...The clinic is clean and VERY well organized. Everyone is professional, happy and knows their role. They make it easy as a patient to understand the very complicated process of IVF.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri greeted me everyday with a big smile. She always took time to ask how my day or weekend was or what I had planned- it felt like she really cared every time I saw her. During the ultrasounds she always explained things as we went, not just after the fact, which made me feel more comfortable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. She cares and wants you to understand. But on the other hand, trust the system. She knows what she is doing and wants the best for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri was very warm and kind. She told us the facts (good or bad) and got to the point with a nice demeanor. She didn't make us feel like we were wasting her time with questions or asking to re-explain things she'd already gone over. We felt we could trust her.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
So far, I've done my retrieval cycle with Dr. Barbieri. I took birth control for 15 days, once I stopped the pills my period started. Then shortly after I started the injections. Mostly 2 subcutaneous injections a day for 1.5 weeks. I had transvaginal ultrasounds and blood draws every other day during this time and they adjusted my medications accordingly. The last couple of days before the retrieval I had more injections, including a trigger shot. Overall, I didn't think the subcutaneous injections were bad- the menopur started to sting halfway through but it was tolerable.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon.
The team at ORM is very on top of it! They know what they are doing and how to get things done quickly, efficiently, and make sure you understand. I was impressed.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
The clinic is clean and VERY well organized. Everyone is professional, happy and knows their role. They make it easy as a patient to understand the very complicated process of IVF. I can't say anything negative about the clinic, I have loved my experience there so far!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
I'm not sure total costs since we haven't completed our IVF cycle.
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Dr. Barbieri told us we could transfer 1 or 2 embryos. The decision is up to us. There is a 59% success rate with 1 frozen embryo transfer with PGT-A (genetic testing) and a 78% success rate with 2 embryos if you are <35 years of age. Of course there is risk of twins, which puts you and baby at higher risk of complications.
10
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 32
Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Barbieri provides a lot of factual information, which is helpful in making major decisions. She was supportive, answered our questions and appeared highly competent. I have full confidence in her as a REI and I would highly recommend her...We initially tried clomid, which causes me to develop cysts so then she recommended letrzozole. She has been honest when things haven’t gone well. She has her medical team review a checklist of different steps in the process including testing, genetic screenings, and blood work.
[ORM Fertility has a] Beautiful clinic and waiting rooms, very efficient and well organized. All staff were always compassionate and communicative in scheduling appointments and asking for more information. I also felt like they honored my privacy with the lobby layout...The care coordinator was friendly and answered questions. All of the nurses have been wonderful. The phlebotomists have also been great...medical team review a checklist of different steps in the process including testing, genetic screenings, and blood work.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr Barbieri provides a lot of factual information, which is helpful in making major decisions. She was supportive, answered our questions and appeared highly competent. I have full confidence in her as a REI and I would highly recommend her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Be prepared to hear a lot of information, statistics, and explanation of the options—take notes, ask questions, take deep breaths, bring a list of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr Barbieri provided us with extensive information. She also kindly made a referral for pelvic floor PT and did so in a really supportive manner due to my physical discomfort during exams. She has helped us navigate a surgery recommendation, IUI, and multiple ovulation medications. She is now supporting us as we decide between IVF and embryo adoption.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
Dr. Barbieri reviewed my blood work, HSG results, and my partners sperm analysis. She recommended I have my right Fallopian tube removed due to hydrosalpinx, which my OBGYN later removed. Dr Barbieri has ordered various blood labs, IUI monitoring to track when the egg developed on the correct side since I only have one tube. We initially tried clomid, which causes me to develop cysts so then she recommended letrzozole. She has been honest when things haven’t gone well. She has her medical team review a checklist of different steps in the process including testing, genetic screenings, and blood work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon. (Assigned nurse: Kira Davis)
The care coordinator was friendly and answered questions. All of the nurses have been wonderful. The phlebotomists have also been great.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
Beautiful clinic and waiting rooms, very efficient and well organized. All staff were always compassionate and communicative in scheduling appointments and asking for more information. I also felt like they honored my privacy with the lobby layout.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
The initial consultation and diagnostics was covered by my insurance. My subsequent surgery was covered at 80%. Our insurance said they wouldn’t pay for anything after that point, but they are paying specific claims...just none of the insemination billing codes.
10
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Westside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35
1 IVF
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Barbieri] does lead on the conservative side with preferring the transfer of one over two embryos, but we appreciate this caution do to the risks... knew our medical background and made very informed decisions about our protocol. We have felt the process to be very individualized...is straightforward, she doesn't sugarcoat anything. If you are looking for a doctor to hold your hand, she isn't it. If you're looking for a doctor who is clearly very knowledgeable and just wants to help you get your end result then she's the best. She is sensitive when it comes to knowing you are going through a lot, but don't expect her to process any feelings or thoughts with you. She is all business. I trust her completely.
Know that you will be in contact with many people at this clinic [ORM Fertility] not just your doctor and coordinator. The portal can be annoying but it's a good way to get your questions answered and to get documentation your concerns. Don't be afraid to self advocate. They are responsive to your concerns/questions/needs but you have to self advocate, they can't anticipate what you may need. Speak up...Stephanie [nurse] is amazing!!! She really knows her stuff. She works fast, is organized and seems to be one step ahead. It can be frustrating to be in contact with have multiple coordinators through the protol or when you call but if you request Stehanie you can usually get her. The nurse practitioners are amazing!!!! Alexa is top notch! She is so caring and very good at her job.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri is straightforward, she doesn't sugarcoat anything. If you are looking for a doctor to hold your hand, she isn't it. If you're looking for a doctor who is clearly very knowledgeable and just wants to help you get your end result then she's the best. She is sensitive when it comes to knowing you are going through a lot, but don't expect her to process any feelings or thoughts with you. She is all business. I trust her completely.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Before signing up, ask her if she knows what her schedule might be around the time you are thinking of starting treatment. She was gone several weeks during our cycle so we had to see other doctors or nurse practitioners, which ended up being fine because they were all great, but we did pick this clinic for her track record so knowing she would be gone often would have been nice to know. Would it have changed our mind about going to her or ORM? No, but I like knowing ahead of time what the landscape will be.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barberi knew our medical background and made very informed decisions about our protocol. We have felt the process to be very individualized.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
Lupron Gonal F Novareal Menopur
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon. (Assigned nurse: Stephanie )
Stephanie is amazing!!! She really knows her stuff. She works fast, is organized and seems to be one step ahead. It can be frustrating to be in contact with have multiple coordinators through the protol or when you call but if you request Stehanie you can usually get her. The nurse practitioners are amazing!!!! Alexa is top notch! She is so caring and very good at her job.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
Know that you will be in contact with many people at this clinic not just your doctor and coordinator. The portal can be annoying but it's a good way to get your questions answered and to get documentation your concerns. Don't be afraid to self advocate. They are responsive to your concerns/questions/needs but you have to self advocate, they can't anticipate what you may need. Speak up.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Roughly $15,000 without insurance.
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
She does lead on the conservative side with preferring the transfer of one over two embryos, but we appreciate this caution do to the risks.
10
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Westside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
9
8
Age 38
4 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I felt that she [Dr. Balbieri] was easy to talk to and tried to be realistic about chances of success. When I did not respond to injectables, she urged me to cancel the cycle, which was upsetting, but after speaking with people who did do cycles with 3-5 follicles, I am very pleased she convinced me to stop given the expense and anticipated poor outcome.... I started on an IVF protocol. I had never done IVF before, had responded well to clomid with 2-3 follicles each time. My protocol was OCP for 10 days, then a few day break, started dexamethasone, followed by 2 menopur in AM and follistim 300 in pm. AFC was 16.
This clinic [Oregon Reproductive Med] is in a good location that is easy to get to, it has parking right outside, and all of my appointments except one have started on time, which is important when fitting visits in alongside a full time job. They also have monitoring appointments available starting at 7AM.... They provide an out of pocket estimate. Pre-cycle testing 2-8k. Cost of one cycle is $20,200 plus medications. While my insurance does not cover IVF, they did cover all the IVF monitoring appointments with this clinic, so the cost of my canceled cycle was quite low.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
I felt that she was easy to talk to and tried to be realistic about chances of success. When I did not respond to injectables, she urged me to cancel the cycle, which was upsetting, but after speaking with people who did do cycles with 3-5 follicles, I am very pleased she convinced me to stop given the expense and anticipated poor outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Have a realistic understanding of the chance of success.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Clinic staff is easy to talk to, able to get appointments easily, listened to my previous experience.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
I started on an IVF protocol. I had never done IVF before, had responded well to clomid with 2-3 follicles each time. My protocol was OCP for 10 days, then a few day break, started dexamethasone, followed by 2 menopur in AM and follistim 300 in pm. AFC was 16. I was monitored on day 3,5, and 7. By day 7, I had only 3 follicles responding well so was advised to stop stims and cancel the cycle. It was converted to IUI with vaginal progesterone, which unfortunately failed. Per follow up discussion, felt that OCP was oversuppressing so advice was to start stims again as a natural cycle with no OCP.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon.
I ended up meeting with a few different coordinators even though I had one assigned to me. They were all helpful and able to answer questions about my protocol. When needed, they would talk to Dr. Barbieri and get back to me later in the day.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
This clinic is in a good location that is easy to get to, it has parking right outside, and all of my appointments except one have started on time, which is important when fitting visits in alongside a full time job. They also have monitoring appointments available starting at 7AM.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
They provide an out of pocket estimate. Pre-cycle testing 2-8k. Cost of one cycle is $20,200 plus medications. While my insurance does not cover IVF, they did cover all the IVF monitoring appointments with this clinic, so the cost of my canceled cycle was quite low.
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
She strongly advised transferring a single PGS tested embryo per transfer. Given 3 miscarriages she wants me to do PGS testing.
9
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 35 - 36
3 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Elizabeth Barbieri] is great, but she rushes her answers and her visit with you with great enthusiasm.... On our last IUI, she noticed that my husbands sperm was low (as it was on the cusp the prior times) so instead of moving forward with another IUI, they referred us to increase his numbers before we continue with another IUI. The only thing is that she sometimes seems to be in a hurry but she will answer every question posed.
They [Oregon Reproductive Med] are extremely clean, organized and efficient. Their entire clinic is set up to allow for privacy and they are extremely organized not only in physical presentation but the steps you take to complete your visits is so well laid out (they have multiple levels to their building).... I have PCOS and Hashimoto’s. By simultaneously quitting dairy I seemed to reduce cysts on my ovaries. She had me take letrozole (day 3-7), followed by a mid-cycle ultrasound with an HCG shot to force release of egg.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri is an extremely knowledgeable Reproductive Endocronolgist and we are so glad to make the 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive to Oregon Reproductive Medicine. On our last IUI, she noticed that my husbands sperm was low (as it was on the cusp the prior times) so instead of moving forward with another IUI, they referred us to increase his numbers before we continue with another IUI. The only thing is that she sometimes seems to be in a hurry but she will answer every question posed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She will seem as though she is in a hurry, but she’s willing to explain and expand on anything that you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She is great, but she rushes her answers and her visit with you with great enthusiasm.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
I have PCOS and Hashimoto’s. By simultaneously quitting dairy I seemed to reduce cysts on my ovaries. She had me take letrozole (day 3-7), followed by a mid-cycle ultrasound with an HCG shot to force release of egg.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ORM Fertility Oregon.
They are amazing. Due to the timing of my cycles, another team has completed them and they were all compassionate, comforting, and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
I can not think of any weakness. They are extremely clean, organized and efficient. Their entire clinic is set up to allow for privacy and they are extremely organized not only in physical presentation but the steps you take to complete your visits is so well laid out (they have multiple levels to their building).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
I had very partial coverages for some labs performed and ultrasounds. These costs are approximate as I currently have the bills with our tax preparer: IUI procedure alone was $295 - Ultrasound (I had to have 2 each cycle) $130 each - HCG shot $170 - sperm analysis/washing/prep - $160-$200- labs = $400+ - letrozole $15 - HCG = $500 - Fibroid removal $3,000
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
N/A
9
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
8
9
Age 27 - 29
4 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
European
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Barbieri] communicated the statistics and the risks involved with multiple embryo transfer. I felt that she answered all of our questions objectively and directly, but ultimately the decision was left to us...is able to speak directly about treatment and possible outcomes, but will also stop to ask how you are feeling. She remembers details about our lives outside of the "fertility world" and takes the time to thoroughly consider my questions before answering.
There were a couple of minor communication misses with my coordinator [at ORM Fertility], but nothing that a quick phone call or email didn't fix--if you have questions, just reach out and ask. Test results were delivered timely. The doctors at the clinic seem tp be up to date on research. The other doctors that I have seen (for example, for egg retrieval) have been equally as wonderful as my primary doctor.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri is a good blend of a direct communicator and a compassionate doctor. She clearly communicates the risks and benefits of her treatment plan and will take the time to thoroughly answer questions. Dr. Barbieri speaks pretty quickly, so she may come off as cold or rushed to some, at least at first. However, she seems genuinely excited for us when there is good news and will take the time to comfort us when there is bad news. When I have approached her with questions about other potential treatment plans or possible testing, she has been open minded. When she disagrees, she has provided clear, research-backed explanations on why and generally proposes an alternative.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri may come off as distant or cold at first, but she has been one of the most compassionate doctors I have seen. Also, don't be afraid to ask all of your questions or express concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri is able to speak directly about treatment and possible outcomes, but will also stop to ask how you are feeling. She remembers details about our lives outside of the "fertility world" and takes the time to thoroughly consider my questions before answering.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
The clinic is well organized. The nursing staff was always friendly and timely with answering questions or calling in prescriptions. There is generally early morning availability for blood draw appointments, which makes it convenient. There were a couple of minor communication misses with my coordinator, but nothing that a quick phone call or email didn't fix--if you have questions, just reach out and ask. Test results were delivered timely. The doctors at the clinic seem tp be up to date on research. The other doctors that I have seen (for example, for egg retrieval) have been equally as wonderful as my primary doctor.
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
My doctor communicated the statistics and the risks involved with multiple embryo transfer. I felt that she answered all of our questions objectively and directly, but ultimately the decision was left to us.
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
6
6
Age 33 - 34
11 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Barbieri] was very caring and kind during our interactions. She also didn’t treat me like I was dumb. However, she didn’t make clear some treatment expectations and I did have multiple cycles where I didnt see her at all and instead saw one of 2 nurse practitioners.... She never suggested supplements or any course of improving my body other than trying to lose weight and keeping my PCOS caused diabetes under control.
They [ORM Fertility] are expensive, clean, and they tend to ask you the same questions repeatedly, which is anxiety provoking. They push taking out loans for IVF. Their parking lot is tiny and parking can be difficult. They are very slow about billing and you may not get the correct bill for 3-4 months as they bill you the full amount and slowly alter it based on insurance response. The lab work is paid up front with reimbursement based on later insurance response.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. barbieri is very caring, it she left me anxious throughout. I hardly saw her and she left me thinking I would be “stuck” with IVF after 6 tries, which for my family meant we were done trying because we can not afford IVF. She never suggested supplements or any course of improving my body other than trying to lose weight and keeping my PCOS caused diabetes under control. I found out after 6 tries that she would do 6 more but that I should have also been focusing on my vitamin D levels.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Feel comfort in plans with printed timelines and instructions, but be prepared for a lack of customization.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She was very caring and kind during our interactions. She also didn’t treat me like I was dumb. However, she didn’t make clear some treatment expectations and I did have multiple cycles where I didnt see her at all and instead saw one of 2 nurse practitioners.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
Letrozole, trigger shot, ultrasound to check lining and follicle size, IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon.
They only relayed the information they seemed to have printed off. They often forgot what IUI cycle number it was, which was stressful.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
They are expensive, clean, and they tend to ask you the same questions repeatedly, which is anxiety provoking. They push taking out loans for IVF. Their parking lot is tiny and parking can be difficult. They are very slow about billing and you may not get the correct bill for 3-4 months as they bill you the full amount and slowly alter it based on insurance response. The lab work is paid up front with reimbursement based on later insurance response. This is very irritating and hard to plan for costs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Very expensive before insurance. $250 for an ultrasound, $80 for blood pregnancy test $250 for preparing sperm. They seemed to have a charge for every step of handling.
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
9
10
Age 33 - 34
IVF
Surrogacy
European
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Barbieri is a true professional. She made me feel comfortable asking questions, drew pictures and graphs in her office to help me understand the process and what to expect. She set realistic expectations by explaining risks and potential outcomes.... Dr. Barbieri is very down to earth, she related to me as a woman and told me that she herself used IVF to create her own family. She is warm and friendly but also very knowledgeable and knows the ins and our of the IVF and surrogacy process like a pro
The coordinator that works with all independently matched intended parents and gestational carriers at ORM seems to be overwhelmed at times. I often wondered if she needed assistance from an additional staff member. Our coordinator did not move as quickly as we had hoped at times, but always eventually got things done, sometimes it took pestering. I do have very high expectations for this person though, given all the money we invested in the clinic.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri is a true professional. She made me feel comfortable asking questions, drew pictures and graphs in her office to help me understand the process and what to expect. She set realistic expectations by explaining risks and potential outcomes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
I would tell a perspective patient of Dr. Barbieri's to be confident asking her hard questions and trust she will take the absolute best care to make sure you feel prepared going into your treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri is very down to earth, she related to me as a woman and told me that she herself used IVF to create her own family. She is warm and friendly but also very knowledgeable and knows the ins and our of the IVF and surrogacy process like a pro
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
I was on a "good responder" protocol for my egg retrievals. I used ganarellex, menopur and follistim. The first round of ivf, I had 26 eggs, 22 of them were mature. We did ICSI with my husband's sperm and had 6 blasts on day 5. We did PGS testing and had 4 "normal".
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon. (Assigned nurse: Christina Buck)
The coordinator that works with all independently matched intended parents and gestational carriers at ORM seems to be overwhelmed at times. I often wondered if she needed assistance from an additional staff member. Our coordinator did not move as quickly as we had hoped at times, but always eventually got things done, sometimes it took pestering. I do have very high expectations for this person though, given all the money we invested in the clinic.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
ORM is a beautiful and highly rated clinic. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. Given that my husband and I don't suffer from traditional infertility, I cannot speak to the clinics ability to diagnose and address complicated fertility situations. I have a medical condition that make it very dangerous to my health to carry a baby, so we are forced to use a gestational carrier. Being that I was relatively young at time of egg retrieval (33), everything for us went pretty smoothly and we had the results that we hoped for. ORM is one of the top clinics in the country for surrogacy and we are blessed they are in our backyard. I'd use them again and recommend them to anyone needing ivf.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
About $30,000 for two egg retrievals and one transfer to gestational carrier
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Dr. Barbieri explained the risks of a double embryo transfer and advocated for the safest approach given our situation of not having a large number of banked embryos, so we will transfer one at a time. It is ORMs practice to leave it up to the intended parents if they would like to transfer one or two embryos.
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Our coordinator lost a packet of FDA required paperwork my husband had turned in. It forced him to do an exam all over again, and get the paperwork filled out a second time. It was not good.
9
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
3
7
Age 38 - 39
3 IUI
3 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Donor Sperm
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 4 Docs
LGBTQ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr Barbieri is pretty blunt and honest, which I appreciate. After my failed cycle, she was compassionate, but also not very encouraging. She seemed to want me to go somewhere else (to another clinic)... Strengths: candid, clear, to the point, smart Weaknesses: always seemed in a hurry. After my failed cycle, she suggested I use a surrogate, which seemed way too early given that I have decent AMH, make embryos and am otherwise healthy. It upset me that she brought up that possibility so soon.
The clinic [Oregon Reproductive Medicine] is excellent--friendly, warm, organized, etc. They have great success rates, even though I wasn't successful there.... The embryologists are lovely, my clinical coordinator, Jenni, was wonderful. Just didn't like my nurse at all... She was cold and distant. When she told me that I had had a chemical pregnancy, she left a cold, compassion-less vm, at the end, saying "let me know if you have any questions or concerns..."
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Strengths: candid, clear, to the point, smart Weaknesses: always seemed in a hurry. After my failed cycle, she suggested I use a surrogate, which seemed way too early given that I have decent AMH, make embryos and am otherwise healthy. It upset me that she brought up that possibility so soon.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She's not warm and fuzzy, but she'll tell it like it is. She has full confidence in her lab and the clinic.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr Barbieri is pretty blunt and honest, which I appreciate. After my failed cycle, she was compassionate, but also not very encouraging. She seemed to want me to go somewhere else (to another clinic)
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol. Freeze all. Then transfer one embryo. I made 24 eggs. 6, 5 day embryos. Only 1 was genetically normal. One was mosaic. They transferred that one healthy one and I had a chemical pregnancy. They don't transfer mosaics.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon. (Assigned nurse: Katie McLindsay)
I did not like Katie at all. She was cold and distant. When she told me that I had had a chemical pregnancy, she left a cold, compassion-less vm, at the end, saying "let me know if you have any questions or concerns..." Of COURSE I had concerns..It seemed like a stock vm to me. If I ever go back to ORM, I would request a different nurse.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
The clinic is excellent--friendly, warm, organized, etc. They have great success rates, even though I wasn't successful there. I can't think of any weaknesses. I think it's a great clinic. The embryologists are lovely, my clinical coordinator, Jenni, was wonderful. Just didn't like my nurse at all
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
20K I think for an IVF cycle
3
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Westside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2011 - 2017, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 32 - 38
3 IUI
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Surrogacy
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
3rd of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Barbieri is incredible! From walking through each step of the process, answering questions prior to each procedure at the consult appointment, to providing plan when the result was ectopic or negative- she is wellness organized, kind and gives it to you straight, which is a breath of fresh air after years of unexplained infertility....She was with me during times of happiness and provided support including “next steps or the plan” when the outcome was not what we had hoped. She takes the time to answer all questions and not just for us, it’s that way for every patient.
The clinic is beautiful. The staff incredibly knowledgeable, organized and friendly. You are in great hands with your family building journey here...As a new patient, parking can be challenging so allow for time to find a space...Dr Barbieri is omen of the most compassionate and honest physicians I know....She takes the time to answer all questions and not just for us, it’s that way for every patient.... the time and energy at each appointment was maximized.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr Barbieri is incredible! From walking through each step of the process, answering questions prior to each procedure at the consult appointment, to providing plan when the result was ectopic or negative- she is wellness organized, kind and gives it to you straight, which is a breath of fresh air after years of unexplained infertility. She’s kind and straight forward once we had “done all we could do” she explained that hard topic to us as well. She never made me feel inadequate ORM dismissed my tears- very empathic though providing a plan, which helped us feel that the time and energy at each appointment was maximized. Because of Dr. Barbieri we have our little one and we are eternally grateful to her and ORM.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Know she is 100% invested in helping you grow your family while keeping you safe. Be prepared for honest direct feedback.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr Barbieri is omen of the most compassionate and honest physicians I know. She was with me during times of happiness and provided support including “next steps or the plan” when the outcome was not what we had hoped. She takes the time to answer all questions and not just for us, it’s that way for every patient.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
Too many procedures and protocols to list. 7 years is a long length of time. To list a few: hysteroscopy, IUI, IVF, endometrial scratching, endometrial biopsy, egg retrieval, ICSI
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
The clinic is beautiful. The staff incredibly knowledgeable, organized and friendly. You are in great hands with your family building journey here, in my opinion they are the best. Remember everyone at the clinic is at a different phase of their journey, even when you feel like the only one. It helped to put it into perspective while sitting in the lobby awaiting the appt. As a new patient, parking can be challenging so allow for time to find a space.
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
She provided the details of each respectively and we were able to make a mutual decision of transferring a set (2) resulting in our 1 child.
10
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 31
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Barbieri took a lot of time to explain our diagnosis and all treatment options to me. I've heard of other doctors only bring involved in the consult and never being seen again. I've seen Dr Barbieri at every appointment except the day of insemination...Dr Barbieri is very good at being present and answering every question you have. She is thorough at explanations and truly cares...
The nurses [at Oregon Repro Med - Port NW] are all great. While I don't have one specific nurse assigned to me. Everyone I've had contact with has been thorough, very good at explaining, compassionate, organized and gentle (as far as the nurse who performed the IUI)...This office is very clean, organized, friendly and very helpful! I would say that the only weaknesses are that they are somewhat hard to get ahold of on the telephone BUT they always call back very promptly! ...
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr Barbieri is very good at being present and answering every question you have. She is thorough at explanations and truly cares.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr Barbieri took a lot of time to explain our diagnosis and all treatment options to me. I've heard of other doctors only bring involved in the consult and never being seen again. I've seen Dr Barbieri at every appointment except the day of insemination.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
I'm currently in my TWW for my first IUI at ORM. DR Barbieri discussed that depending on my bodies response to medications we may do 2-3 IUIs. She explained she would tell me after the second one what her plan would be for us and then we would move on to IVF if we haven't gotten a BFP. She put me on 100 mg of Clomid for 5 days this cycle (due to my low follicle count in Arizona earlier this year) she explained that we could get too many mature follicles and have to cancel. She was very straight forward with this information. We ended up with one perfect, one almost big enough and two that might catch up so she explained again that we could trigger then or wait a few days and hope the other catch up and have a better chance. Again straight forward and made sure I was on the same page as her and wanted the same things. We waited a few more days and triggered with an Ovidrel injection. I had my IUI with a nurse yesterday and now we wait!!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ORM Fertility Oregon.
The nurses are all great. While I don't have one specific nurse assigned to me. Everyone I've had contact with has been thorough, very good at explaining, compassionate, organized and gentle (as far as the nurse who performed the IUI).
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
This office is very clean, organized, friendly and very helpful! I would say that the only weaknesses are that they are somewhat hard to get ahold of on the telephone BUT they always call back very promptly! You also have to pay attention closely if you e had any testing done at another office. They are very used to people starting their journey with them. I had all of my testing done in another state and even though it was all transferred prior to my first appointment I got one phone call from an outside radiology office stating that Dr B had sent a referral for me to schedule an HSG with them. I called and spoke to a nurse and she apologized and stated I didn't need another one. Had I just trusted that the radiologist office was right I would've paid for another $500 test that was unnecessary. I do believe it was an honest mistake on their part but it is a gentle reminder to be aware of everything you've had done already and always ask questions!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
My IUI totaled from cycle day 1-insemination approx $1,200 (including meds). You pay for each appointment separately at time of service.
10
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Downtown
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2014 - 2016, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32 - 34
8 IUI
IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I never feel rushed when I have an appointment with Dr. Barbieri and she always answers any questions we have...We started with IUIs. Our diagnosis is "unexplained". We got pregnant after our 3rd IUI but it ended up being ectopic. We had to wait several months after that for the medication to get out of my system/run its course and then we started IUIs again. She even let us do one additional IUI because we asked for it. Unfortunately, it did not work out for us. We have now moved onto IVF.
ORM [Oregon Reproductive Medicine] is great. From the front desk staff to the physicians. They seem to be very organized and are always able to help. What I liked them about them is that I did not have to wait a long time for my initial appt. I originally called a local hospital system that has a infertility clinic. They told me they could not schedule me until half way through the month when the next months schedule came out. They said they would call me. In the mean time, I called ORM and was able to get in within 1-2 weeks. That other clinic NEVER called me back to schedule.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
My husband I are very happy with Dr. Barbieri. She is straight to the point but also very encouraging and hopeful. She takes the times to listen to our concerns/questions. We never feel rushed when we see her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
I never feel rushed when I have an appointment with Dr. Barbieri and she always answers any questions we have.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
We started with IUIs. Our diagnosis is "unexplained". We got pregnant after our 3rd IUI but it ended up being ectopic. We had to wait several months after that for the medication to get out of my system/run its course and then we started IUIs again. She even let us do one additional IUI because we asked for it. Unfortunately, it did not work out for us. We have now moved onto IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ORM Fertility Oregon.
The nursing staff is great! Very responsive, very nice. They have always returned calls in a timely matter (even on weekends).
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
ORM is great. From the front desk staff to the physicians. They seem to be very organized and are always able to help. What I liked them about them is that I did not have to wait a long time for my initial appt. I originally called a local hospital system that has a infertility clinic. They told me they could not schedule me until half way through the month when the next months schedule came out. They said they would call me. In the mean time, I called ORM and was able to get in within 1-2 weeks. That other clinic NEVER called me back to schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
We have spent about $6500 for 8 IUIs (includes, initial consult,testing,meds and procedure). We have spent about $22000 for IVF/ICSI (includes appts/consults, testing and meds). Our insurance only covers items that diagnosis infertility (basically just the testing), does not any cover treatment.
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon.
One time a nurse forgot to call in a medication. It was the weekend. I called the office and they sent the prescription right over to the pharmacy. No time was lost, I was still able to start the meds on time.
10
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Downtown
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 41 - 42
1 IUI
4 IVF
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Barbieri's communication style is succinct, to-the-point, and no sugar coating... However, she is extremely dedicated to her patients (she talked with me about my treatment plan during her maternity leave), cares about their well-being (she told me to slow down from my hectic life), and spends the time to think about the best course of action for her patients.
The nurses at ORM are very nice! They handle a large number of patients so it is important for the patient to ensure test order are received... Dr. Barbieri's communication style is succinct, to-the-point, and no sugar coating.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Strengths: - Competent - Really cares about her patients - Dedicated - Willing to work with patients to determine the next course of action / protocols when setbacks / disappointments occurred - Succinct communication Weakness: - Does not give a very warm bedside manner that some people require - Very busy
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Although she might not give you a warm, fuzzy feeling, she really cares about her patients, is competent, and is willing to work with them, unlike other clinics. Do spend the time to think about the questions to ask, do the right research, and work with her as a team.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr. Barbieri's communication style is succinct, to-the-point, and no sugar coating. This might induce the patients to feel that she is not warm or catered to their feelings and needs. However, she is extremely dedicated to her patients (she talked with me about my treatment plan during her maternity leave), cares about their well-being (she told me to slow down from my hectic life), and spends the time to think about the best course of action for her patients.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
A total of 4 cycles: #1 - Antagonist protocol: OCP for suppression, 8 days of 150IU Menopur and 150 IU of Follistim, Dexamethasone , Ganirelix, Novarel for trigger. 9 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized, 3 reached blastocyst stage. #2 - (to increase the number of eggs) OCP + Lupron for suppression, 12 days of 150 IU Menopur, 300 IU of Follistim, 5 units of Lupron, Novarel for trigger. 15 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized, 1 reached blastocyst stage. #3 - Estrogen Priming (to increase the number of eggs and egg quality) - Estrace, 13 days of 150 IU Menopur, and 300 IU of Follistim, 33 units of Omnitrope for the first 7 days, Dexamethasone, Lupron / HCG mix. 25 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, 0 reached blastocyst stage. #4 - Antagonist protocol: OCP for suppression, 10 days of 150IU Menopur and 150 IU of Follistim, Dexamethasone , Ganirelix, Novarel for trigger. 12 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, 2 reached blastocyst stage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon.
The nurses at ORM are very nice! They handle a large number of patients so it is important for the patient to ensure test order are received.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
ORM is a very nice clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Without insurance, it is about $15K for egg retrieval (including CCS), $4K for frozen transfer. Medication is about $3K.
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
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Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Downtown
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 37 - 39
5 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Barbieri tells it like it is and it took me a few appointments to get used to her style. But, she's smart and good at her job which I value more in a doctor. She fully knew my case and predicted outcomes to treatment - I wouldn't go anywhere else...When I first met Dr Barbieri, it was overwhelming and I didn't feel 100% connected. ... I ask a LOT of questions and have a lot of feelings - she was patient and caring with me....We did 5 rounds of IUI.
It's [Oregon Repro Med - Port NW] a business and it feels like one. But, you can always call and get your questions answered, the wait times are minimal, and the office is nice...I love the nursing staff and especially the phlebotomist, Sarah. I HATE getting my blood drawn, but she's amazing! Always made me laugh and it rarely hurt or left bruises....Dr Barbieri tells it like it is and it took me a few appointments to get used to her style. But, she's smart and good at her job which I value more in a doctor.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Dr Barbieri tells it like it is and it took me a few appointments to get used to her style. But, she's smart and good at her job which I value more in a doctor. She fully knew my case and predicted outcomes to treatment - I wouldn't go anywhere else
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Give it time, ask questions, and listen to her advice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
When I first met Dr Barbieri, it was overwhelming and I didn't feel 100% connected. It's so emotional as a patient to hear you will unlikely get pregnant on your own, but the doctors see this everyday! Over time and as we moved forward with fertility treatments and we spent more time together, I felt less like another case and more like a friend she was helping. I ask a LOT of questions and have a lot of feelings - she was patient and caring with me.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
We did 5 rounds of IUI. #1 was successful (clomid) and ended in a miscarriage at 8 weeks. #2-5 were unsuccessful. We tried femera instead of clomid for one cycle to reduce side effects, but I produced less follicles. For IVF I was on an antagonist (good responder) protocol. It produced 21 eggs, 19 fertilized with ICSI, and 12 made it to day 5/6. We put two in immediately that didn't stick. Tested 10 with CCS and 7 were normals. Did a Natural FET with 2 and became pregnant with twins. At the 6.5 week ultrasound Baby A was healthy, but B had a weak heartbeat. B stopped growing by the next week. Baby A is a year old and 100% healthy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon.
I love the nursing staff and especially the phlebotomist, Sarah. I HATE getting my blood drawn, but she's amazing! Always made me laugh and it rarely hurt or left bruises.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
It's a business and it feels like one. But, you can always call and get your questions answered, the wait times are minimal, and the office is nice.
10
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Downtown
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
2016, Unsuccessful
3
3
Age 29
2 Fertility Medications
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I believe Dr. Barbieri's strengths included being straight forward and compassionate. Her weaknesses seemed to be dismissiveness of worries regarding abnormal labs or bringing up studies showing something different than the recommendations...IVF was discussed in our first appointment, despite no indication of anything wrong. Scheduling was a nightmare, they often wouldn't offer times/days until the last minute, and I never had a choice about when I could come in...
The [Oregon Repro Med - Port W] clinic itself seems well organized including check in and check out processes. Initial confusion about parking was handled very well. My first appointment there I was disappointed to have the front desk person assume "You must be here as an egg donor." I guess it's because they assumed I was so young I wasn't infertile, causing me embarrassment to have to tell them this. There were also screaming toddlers in the lobby, seemed in poor taste...
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
I believe Dr. Barbieri's strengths included being straight forward and compassionate. Her weaknesses seemed to be dismissiveness of worries regarding abnormal labs or bringing up studies showing something different than the recommendations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
It would make a big difference if it seemed like the goal was to find the cause of infertility rather than just starting treatment regardless of the cause.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
IVF was discussed in our first appointment, despite no indication of anything wrong. Scheduling was a nightmare, they often wouldn't offer times/days until the last minute, and I never had a choice about when I could come in. I guess they assume no one has a job? I typically had a 50/50 chance if the nursing staff would call back the day I called, which exponentially increases stress since they don't want you to call until day 1 of your cycle to discuss scheduling. I often had to call them myself on issues after waiting days past the time they said they would call me.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
We were recommended to immediately start clomid + HSG + injection trigger + IUI. The rationale provided was it was because we were "unexplained" and I had trouble finding peak days on ovulation tests.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ORM Fertility Oregon.
When I would go into the offices they were friendly, good at drawing blood and providing comfort. I often felt dismissed on the phone. I had a very bad experience after being told some labs were abnormal that "they weren't abnormal enough to change anything" despite me finding multiple sources of literature saying otherwise. I was even inaccurately told that maybe the labs were abnormal because I wasn't fasting. Which one, they never told me to fast and two, the lab confirmed with me fasting wouldn't affect the results. It completely lost my trust.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
The clinic itself seems well organized including check in and check out processes. Initial confusion about parking was handled very well. My first appointment there I was disappointed to have the front desk person assume "You must be here as an egg donor." I guess it's because they assumed I was so young I wasn't infertile, causing me embarrassment to have to tell them this. There were also screaming toddlers in the lobby, seemed in poor taste.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
An IUI cycle was quoted around 2k for each one. And IVF in the range of 20K
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon.
I had to call the clinic multiple times to try and get my blood drawn, only for them not to reply and I eventually found a primary care doctor to do it for me. I had an abnormal imaging test, which per their information sheet would require me to be on extended antibiotics, but when I called the office I was only met with "well we won't know the FULL results for days so we can't discuss it". I had to call the on call physician (which starts at 4:30pm) to request that they please give me the antibiotics they recommended. Their billing department sent a bill demanding to be paid in full within one week, even though I had an EOB from my insurance saying they were going to pay for some of the costs. But they hadn't received the reply from my insurance so they wanted me to front the cost. It took me talking to two people in the billing department before they said I could at least wait a few weeks to see if they would hear back from my insurance.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
3
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Westside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
10
9
Age 37 - 38
1 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Elizabeth Barbieri] has a wonderful bedside manner and made me feel like an important patient. I truly felt that she was heartbroken for us when things didn’t work out. She also recommended realistically that we move from IVF to embryo donation and isn’t encourage us to do mor costly treatments when she expected us to get similar results
They [ORM Fertility- Portland] are on the expensive side but have good success rates. I felt that they went above and beyond and are worth the cost. Parking can be difficult. They whole staff was wonderful to work with. Occasionally I wished they would call with test results more quickly.... We did an estrogen primed protocol, I have low ovarian reserve, and only one full ovary so it was to make sure my eggs could grow, as well as due to my age. We would have tested embryos but we never had more then 2 so we just transferred them to save the cost of testing. But she was very aware of and sensitive to all emotions during the process.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She has a wonderful bedside manner and made me feel like an important patient. I truly felt that she was heartbroken for us when things didn’t work out. She also recommended realistically that we move from IVF to embryo donation and isn’t encourage us to do mor costly treatments when she expected us to get similar results
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Ask all the questions you can think of. Knowledge helps.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She was very kind and gentle and when I was pregnant the baby was measuring small and she knew there was a possibility of miscarriage and I appreciated that she gently told me so that I wasn’t completely surprised when it happened.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
We did an estrogen primed protocol, I have low ovarian reserve, and only one full ovary so it was to make sure my eggs could grow, as well as due to my age. We would have tested embryos but we never had more then 2 so we just transferred them to save the cost of testing. But she was very aware of and sensitive to all emotions during the process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ORM Fertility Oregon.
They were warm and helpful
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
They are on the expensive side but have good success rates. I felt that they went above and beyond and are worth the cost. Parking can be difficult. They whole staff was wonderful to work with. Occasionally I wished they would call with test results more quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
My first cycle including testing was about $18,000. The next was cheaper because we didn’t have to redo testing. So more like $12000
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
She let us choose, by did describe all risks
10
Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 39
1 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Dr. Elizabeth Barbieri] will lay out process and steps clearly, but if you want a very warm, caring Dr, she may not be the best fit. She’s blunt, which at times we appreciated and at other times - during a miscarriage- was not a great fit for us...was pretty good at explaining. Set reasonable expectations (didn’t overpromise) but could sometimes be dismissive of questions we had. At times showed warmth and humor but at other times abrupt.
Tests ordered for my husband [at Oregon Reproductive Medicine] did not go through to the hospital. We had to re-ask. Had to ask multiple times for billing information. A nurse relayed one interpretation of a test result and then we heard a completely different one from the dr. The dr hadn’t seen latest test results before our consultation...Very good front desk staff. On time with appointments. Nice facilities. It’s still early on for us to know much about their lab or iui or IVF. The portal they use is challenging. We had to ask multiple times for things to be put on it and it is clunky.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
We are still in early stages but overall Dr. Barbieri was pretty good at explaining. Set reasonable expectations (didn’t overpromise) but could sometimes be dismissive of questions we had. At times showed warmth and humor but at other times abrupt.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She will lay out process and steps clearly, but if you want a very warm, caring Dr, she may not be the best fit. She’s blunt, which at times we appreciated and at other times - during a miscarriage- was not a great fit for us.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
At times I felt very rushed in appt & that our questions were dismissed. Other times felt more time & patience were given.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ORM Fertility Oregon.
We seem to have been assigned multiple coordinators during the 4 months we’ve been there - not even sure at the moment who ours is!
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
Very good front desk staff. On time with appointments. Nice facilities. It’s still early on for us to know much about their lab or iui or IVF. The portal they use is challenging. We had to ask multiple times for things to be put on it and it is clunky.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Not sure - haven’t yet reached higher cost procedures.
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon.
Tests ordered for my husband did not go through to the hospital. We had to re-ask. Had to ask multiple times for billing information. A nurse relayed one interpretation of a test result and then we heard a completely different one from the dr. The dr hadn’t seen latest test results before our consultation.
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Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
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7
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2017, Unsuccessful
10
9
Age 34 - 37
3 IUI
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She is very fact based. She is able to talk about statistics and steps in the process. She is not a Dr. that will help with the emotional support piece. Dr. Barbieri is very nice, but at times seems stoic and clinical. I found that if I had emotional support elsewhere I was very happy with her. She is able to present very complicated procedures in a way that makes sense....She took time when I was with her to get to know me and to explain the process for me.
They [Oregon Repro Med] have great success rates, very state of the art clinic. They are expensive, but in line with other clinics. At times you feel like a number, but the nurses help make it seem more personal....The frozen IVF was about 10k and the fresh was about 17k....I could schedule blood whenever I wanted as long as they could get results the same day, usually before noon....The nurse and nursing staff were very helpful and caring. They were available to talk at length about my protocol.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She is very fact based. She is able to talk about statistics and steps in the process. She is not a Dr. that will help with the emotional support piece. Dr. Barbieri is very nice, but at times seems stoic and clinical. I found that if I had emotional support elsewhere I was very happy with her. She is able to present very complicated procedures in a way that makes sense.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Write down questions you have and get a support network.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She took time when I was with her to get to know me and to explain the process for me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon. (Assigned nurse: Kim)
The nurse and nursing staff were very helpful and caring. They were available to talk at length about my protocol.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
They have great success rates, very state of the art clinic. They are expensive, but in line with other clinics. At times you feel like a number, but the nurses help make it seem more personal.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at ORM Fertility Oregon.
I could schedule blood whenever I wanted as long as they could get results the same day, usually before noon. The ultrasound appointment was scheduled so far in advance usually a week or two that I had a window of about 4 hours to schedule it durning.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
The frozen IVF was about 10k and the fresh was about 17k. This is without medication.
Describe Elizabeth Barbieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ORM Fertility Oregon.
She recommends transferring two embryos for best results, but ultimately it was up to me.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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9
Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Lovejoy (Closed)
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
4
8
Age 26 - 27
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Elizabeth Barbieri] talks very fast and gave us a whole treatment plan, then when it didn't work she threw it out and completely changed the plan without even talking to us, she just had a coordinator tell us. No easy way to contact her, no "what to expect" through the whole process.. we didn't even understand we had started an IUI cycle until we were halfway through...Barely saw doctor, felt very impersonal
Billing department [at ORM Fertility] is difficult. Make sure you double check your forms that they post in the portal - can be lots of inaccuracies. Check in downstairs, then go to your floor except on IUI weekends - then go straight to 3rd floor. Spouse or partner or friend is welcome at your invitation. Front desk is great...Phlebotomy team is incredible, nursing staff is excellent, and NPs are great
How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
She talks very fast and gave us a whole treatment plan, then when it didn't work she threw it out and completely changed the plan without even talking to us, she just had a coordinator tell us. No easy way to contact her, no "what to expect" through the whole process.. we didn't even understand we had started an IUI cycle until we were halfway through.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Be clear and clarify a ton of times exactly what she means and don't trust that she will stick to the treatment plan.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon?
Barely saw doctor, felt very impersonal. Set high expectations and then completely changed course no warning
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility Oregon and their degree of success.
Letrozole 5 IUI cycle
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility Oregon. (Assigned nurse: Kira)
Amazing. Phlebotomy team is incredible, nursing staff is excellent, and NPs are great
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility Oregon.
Billing department is difficult. Make sure you double check your forms that they post in the portal - can be lots of inaccuracies. Check in downstairs, then go to your floor except on IUI weekends - then go straight to 3rd floor. Spouse or partner or friend is welcome at your invitation. Front desk is great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility Oregon.
2000 IUI
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility Oregon?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Elizabeth Barbieri
Humanity
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Clinic
ORM Fertility Oregon
Portland Westside
Operations
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